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June 29, 2016

Gulf Coast Orthopedics’ newest addition Orthopedist Dr. Geoffrey Stone is an active contributor in the medical community both locally and nationally. Here are a few highlights and accomplishments from the past year.

Dr. Stone presented a poster presentation researching peri-prosthetic shoulder infections at the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons annual conference in Orlando, FL. He also presented a lecture on this same topic during the American Shoulder and Elbow Society specialty day assembly. He was also an active writer. He was published in November 2015 Clinical Review Articles with his article Distal Humerus Fractures: Open Reduction Internal Fixation. He co-authored Chapter 8 of the AAOS Instructional Course Lectures vol. 65. It is titled: Biomechanics of Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty: Current Concepts. His most recent publication came in the ASSH Elbow Trauma Master’s Skills Publication. He co-authored Chapter 16: Distal Humerus Factures-Total Elbow Arthroplasty. In April, Dr. Stone served a host surgeon for Don Joy Orthopedics. This role allowed Dr. Stone’s surgical technique to be observed by other surgeons while he performed reverse total shoulder arthroplasty surgery. This allows observing surgeons to receive training from an expert in the field in an actual operating room. In April, he also traveled to the Andrew’s Institute in Florida to teach other o

June 17, 2016

On this segment of To Your Health, Dr. Geoffrey Stone discusses ways to prevent sports-related injuries and what to do when an injury occurs.

February 4, 2016

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December 13, 2015

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December 1, 2015

Ice packs and heating pads are among the most commonly used treatments in orthopedics. So which one is the right one to use for your injury, ice or heat? And how long should the ice or heat treatments last? Read on for information about treatment of injuries with ice packs and heating pads.

Ice Treatment

Ice treatment is most commonly used for acute injuries. If you have had a recent injury (within the last 48 hours) where swelling is a problem, you should be using ice. Ice packs can help minimize swelling around the injury, reduce bleeding into the tissues, and reduce muscle spasm and pain. Ice packs are often used after injuries like ankle sprains have occurred. Applying an ice pack early and often for the first 48 hours will help minimize swelling, and decreasing swelling around an injury will help to control the pain. Ice treatments may also be used for chronic conditions, such as overuse injuries in athletes. In this case, ice the injured area after activity to help control inflammation. Never ice a chronic injury before activity. You can make ice packs with ice cubes in a plastic bag or wet towel; a pack of frozen peas is also ideal and can go in and out of the freezer. Never place ice directly on an injury; keep the pack moving to avoid ice burns. Never treat with ice for more than 30 minutes, and remove the pack immedia

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September 3, 2015

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June 26, 2015

Arthritis is inflammation of one or more of your joints. It can cause pain and stiffness in any joint in the body, and is common in the small joints of the foot and ankle. There are more than 100 forms of arthritis, many of which affect the foot and ankle.

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